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1982-83 Archie Henderson Hartford Whalers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #195

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1982-83 Archie Henderson Hartford Whalers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #195

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to bring this exciting collection of game worn enforcers, tough guys and instigators to the hobby exclusively thru our Fall 2018 Auction. These 11 NHL and minor league game worn jerseys have been held in a private collection since being purchased beginning nearly 20 years ago and have been out of hobby circulation ever since. Included in this group of legendary tough guys are some extremely difficult to find players and styles, most which are being offered at auction for the first time!

This home white mesh gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Archie Henderson during the 1982-83 NHL season. The Washington Capitals selected Henderson in the 10th round of the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. This enforcer enjoyed a decade long professional career that saw him play just 23 NHL games over the course of 3 seasons for the Washington Capitals, the Minnesota North Stars and the Hartford Whalers. Henderson spent the majority of his time in the AHL, with brief stints in the IHL and CHL. Archie was a legendary goon that amassed staggering PIMS totals throughout his playing career, including a single season best of 419 while playing in the IHL in 1977-78. His career total of 2911 PIMS in just 714 professional games played is simply mind blowing!

The game wear on this sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, fight abuse, stitch pops, washed out bloodstains, a nicely worn and frayed custom fight strap, inner pilling and team-sewn repair work to fix a tear to the front right side collar. Shown above is some video footage and screen captures from a fight with Henderson wearing his home white Whalers jersey. Archie played a total of just 15 games with the Hartford Whalers, accumulating 64 PIMS in the process! As collectors know, any Henderson game worn jersey is an extremely tough get, this specific sweater had sat in a private collection for the past couple of decades. This is just the 2nd Henderson we’ve ever had the pleasure to offer, with this being the only NHL gamer of Archie’s we’ve ever handled, a true prize for those who collect the enforcers!